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Ultrasound-modulated optical tomography for dense turbid media

Wang, Lihong and Zhao, Xuemei and Jacques, Steven L. (1996) Ultrasound-modulated optical tomography for dense turbid media. In: Biomedical Sensing, Imaging, and Tracking Technologies I. Proceedings of SPIE. No.2676. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 91-102. ISBN 9780819420503.

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Continuous-wave ultrasonic modulation of scattered laser light has been used to image objects in tissue-simulating turbid media for the first time. We hypothesized that the ultrasound wave focused into the turbid media modulates the laser light passing through the ultrasonic focal zone. The modulated laser light collected by a photomultiplier tube reflects the local mechanical and optical properties in the focal zone. Buried objects in 5-cm thick tissue phantoms (absorption coefficient µ_a = 0.1 cm^(-1), reduced scattering coefficient µ_s' = 10 cm^(-1)) were located with millimeter resolution by scanning and detecting alterations of the ultrasound-modulated optical signal.

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Additional Information:© 1996 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The project was sponsored in part by The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center grant, The Whitaker Foundation grant, Department of Energy grant, and National Institutes of Health grant.
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Subject Keywords:Ultrasound-modulation, optical imaging, optical tomography, turbid media, scattering media, biological tissue phantoms
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:2676
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Official Citation:Lihong V. Wang, Xuemei Zhao, Steven L. Jacques, "Ultrasound-modulated optical tomography for dense turbid media," Proc. SPIE 2676, Biomedical Sensing, Imaging, and Tracking Technologies I, (24 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238787
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